Republican voters consider Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney "acceptable".
From Pollingreport.com :
From Pollingreport.com :
- 62% of Republican-leaning voters consider Newt Gingrich "acceptable" as their candidate according to a Gallup poll conducted in late November-early December. 54% of those same Republican voters consider Mitt Romney "acceptable". 41% feel that Rick Perry is "acceptable", 37% feel that Michele Bachmann or Herman Cain are "acceptable". 34% would give a nod to Ron Paul, 28% to Jon Huntsman, and 27% to Rick Santorum.
- Obama is up in Gallup's Daily Tracking poll with a 43% approval rating. He's been in the range of 40% to 44% approval since early November. The range has gone up a few points since late summer.
- The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index seems to have stalled at the -50 level (yes, that is a negative) over the past few weeks. Over the past few years, the CCI was at its nadir in late 2008/early 2009 with a reading of -54. It hit the negative 30's in early 2011, but then went back down. So.. people are still pretty "uncomfortable".
- From mid-October through late November, Ron Paul's favorability rating has been around 32 to 38% favorable; 34-35% unfavorable.
- From mid-October through late November, Mitt Romney's favorability rating has ranged from around 38% (now) up to 49% (mid October) and does seem to be decreasing. His unfavorables range from 35% to 38%.
- From mid-October through late November, Newt Gingrich's favorability rating has ranged from 35 to 36%. His unfavorables show more variation, from 39% up to 50%.
- As of mid-November, 72% of people who lean Democrat want to renominate Obama as their candidate. (This number has been fluctuating between 70 and 83% since early 2010.) 26% said find another candidate.
- In terms of possible 2012 presidential matchups, Obama leads Gingrich 49 to 40%, and Romney, 45 to 44%. Obama and Romney have been trading leads of 1 to 6% for a year now.
- As of mid-November, 45% of people felt that Obama deserved to be re-elected, and 48% said that he did not deserve to be reelected.
- In a generic Congressional ballot, the Democrats are outpacing the Republicans by 1 to 4 percentage points. In late October, 48% of the people said they would vote for the Democrat in their district in 2012, and 43% said they would vote for the Republicans.
- The Democrats in Congress are getting 24 to 30% approval ratings in October through mid-November; the Republicans in Congress are getting 19 to 23% approval ratings in the same timeframe.
- The overall Congressional approval rating averaged 11% in November. To be fair, Congress has not received very good ratings in the last 6 years, which represents the available time frame of data at pollingreport.com . The highest ratings were in early 2007 and late 2005. In both timeframes, Congress reached an approval rating into the low 40's%. November 2011 has the lowest ratings, even lower than October 2011 ratings.
- On the Supercommittee and its collapse: 53% of the country said they were following the Supercommittee "very closely" or "somewhat closely". 54% felt the committee members should have "compromised more". 24% blamed the Republicans for the collapse, 15% blamed the Democrats, 55% blamed both parties equally.